Book Page Garland DIY

book page garland DIYThis might be one of my favorite diy projects I have done lately. I can’t wait to use this garland for one of my fall décor looks. We are also using this for a Baby Shower we are hosting. For this easy book page garland I used an old book that had yellowish tinted pages. If you can’t find one, go to goodwill, they will have plenty. If you feel like getting real crafty: you can make your own coffee dye with 3 tablespoons of instant coffee and 4 ounces of warm water, mix it up and use a foam brush for dyeing and let dry.

For my garland I put some modge podge in a bowl and poured gold glitter in the glue and mixed up.  With a foam brush, I brushed my glue mixture on each page. Let them dry for a full day. The next day I tore each page in half and crinkled up each page to give more of a vintage look.  Next, I pierced a hole through each page with a pencil so it was wide enough that I could run twine thru.  Don’t worry if it tears a little or if its not right in the center, it gives it a better look!  example for page banner

There you go: easy peasy and affordable! The modge podge gave my pages a little shine with a little sparkle!

glitter modge podge

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book page garland Diy fall decor

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Vintage Cowgirl Birthday Party Photos

This party was so much fun to plan and throw. We went with the Vintage theme because we love shabby chic color schemes. The Birthday girl loves pink and horses. We got a horse for her and guests to ride during the party.

We served mini pies, candy buffet, cupcakes and cookie cake. Sugar overload!
We choose lots of pink items.
Cowgirl Boot Chocolate Suckers
Mold found on Amazon
Treat Bags for Candy Buffet
Tutorial found here
Party Favor Goody Bags for girls and boys
Boys printable here
 Sipping glasses
Ordered main printables on Etsy link https://www.etsy.com/listing/200058169/50-off-cowgirl-shabby-chic-party-package?ref=shop_home_active_17&ga_search_query=cowgirl
 Used pie tins to hold food
 Country Fair games

Vintage Cowgirl Goody Bag Party Favors

For this horse inspired party I chose to stick to the theme of cowgirl. I bought pink and red bubble wands right after valentine’s day but you could use just white or clear bottles. I found horseshoe ribbon in the $1 bin at Michael’s. I hot glued the ribbon on the bottle. For the boys bubbles, I just glued down twine around the top.

I made the girls a paisley printed hair bow as a party favor. I got the ribbon at Hobby Lobby.
Cowgirl boot moldWe made Chocolate cowgirl boot Candy Mold  also for Favors and Tied with fabric for a shabby look

 

Cowgirl treat goody bags DIY

These cute treat bags are for a cowgirl party. The party is shabby chic theme so these bags came out perfect to match everything. You can get brown paper bags at Dollar Tree. I picked up medium size doilies at AC Moore. Dollar Tree usually has doilies in the wedding section, however I couldn’t find any.
All you do is fold your doilies over the top of the lunch bag. I used double sided tape. I used some shabby chic paper I had to add some color to the bags.  you can check out your craft stores scrap book paper and pick your style.  I used a hole puncher so I can run my twine through to tie. I tried using twine to tie but the twine was a little to thick.
Here is another style treat bags we created for the candy bar. This time I used the small doilies and punched out these cute printables you can find some free ones Here.

Alice in Wonderland

Shabby Chic Alice in Wonderland Party

This Shabby Chic Alice in wonderland inspired party was one of my favorite party’s  to create! I wanted the Shabby Chic style which was impossible to find so I found a paper design in my theme and used it to create most of the  pintable’s and treat bags.
 
www.cvlinens.com/  is where I get all my table linens and chair covers
you get the best price!
 
Wal-Mart frame spray painted- favorite Alice In Wonderland Quote

Starbucks Glass with DIY printable
Custom Teacups as favors by hollyslay Etsy

Found these cute paper plates at .shopsweetlulu.com/
DIY treat bags fallow instructions here
thefarmchicks.com/2011/01/07/treat-bags/

Mad Hatter
Photo Props

Vintage Carnival

Vintage Carnival Birthday

 

Who doesn’t like an old fashion Carnival. We tried to go back in time and bring everyone’s
old favorite candies, drinks, and junk food! The kids played different carnival games such as sack potato race, can toss and ring toss. Old wood fences were used to create concession stands. To help create our theme we used twine anywhere we could. Chose burlap to cover stands and crates,  Mason Jars for our drinks and we used MetroEvents on Etsy for all the printable’s.
Love Old Fashion Crates! They can be used for so many things!

 

DIY Games: take some root beer bottles,
spray paint any type of crate and take embroidery hoops wrapped in any fabric.

 

                            
I already had a “can toss” game.  I covered the cans with some scrapbook paper and double sided tape. I chose a coordinating color scheme to match the printables.
Dollar Tree fish bowls with a little twine

 

Drink Station
Found this Coca Cola Crate at a flea market
Favors for the kids!
Found these popcorn boxes online to create a cupcake stand